Anthony Brandon Wong

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Anthony Brandon Wong
Catherine Tate and Anthony Brandon Wong on the set of Queen of Oz
Born (1965-05-12) 12 May 1965 (age 58)
Other namesAnthony Wong
OccupationActor

Anthony Brandon Wong (born 12 May 1965), often credited simply as Anthony Wong, is an Australian actor. His roles include Ghost in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.[1]

Career[edit]

His role of Ghost from The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions was greatly expanded in the video game Enter the Matrix, in which he starred alongside Jada Pinkett Smith as the lead.[2] Prior to landing his role as Ghost, he originally auditioned for Tank in the first film, but lost out to Marcus Chong.[citation needed]

Wong's other roles include Jumping Ship as the leader of modern-day pirates, Little Fish, two stints on Home and Away, Mek – a scientist in Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord, the 2004 film Flight of the Phoenix and as Tasuke Kogo in the 2008 six-part miniseries, Samurai Girl. He played the role of Danny Law in the 2016 comedy TV series The Family Law.[3]

In 2023 Wong starred in all six episodes of the BBC One comedy Queen of Oz. He plays Weiwei Weng, the sassy and sarcastic Master of the Household of Macquarie House, the fictitious royal residence of Queen Georgiana, played by Catherine Tate.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 'Til There Was You Barman
1992 Seeing Red Nguyen
1995 Singapore Sling Yvette
1996 Floating Life Gar Ming Lead role
Lilian's Story Transvestite on bus
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Ghost
The Matrix Revolutions
2003 Flight of the Phoenix Lead Smuggler
2008 Crooked Business Peter Cho
2011 Haywire Jiang
2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling Asian Elvis
2016 Thicker Than Water Tin
2017 Emporium Brady Short film; lead role
2019 Sequin in a Blue Room Virginia
2020 The Invisible Man Accident Victim Cameo
Unsound Tristan
2021 The Pitch Bobby Berman
2023 Closing Night Matthew

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Swap Shop 1 episode
Home and Away David Lee Recurring role; 6 episodes
Mission Impossible Tu 1 episode
1989 Trouble in Paradise Ringe Television film
Tanamera – Lion of Singapore Miki Miniseries; 5 episodes
Bodysurfer Dr. Wu Miniseries; 2 episodes
Cassidy Wayne Miniseries
Fear in Fun Park Randolph Television film
Boys from the Bush Phoung 1 episode
1990 Embassy Lee 3 episodes
1991 A Country Practice Winston Yip 2 episodes
Acropolis Now Guido Mazzio 1 episode
1997 Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord Mek Main role; 26 episodes
The Adventures of Sam Hong (voice) 1 episode
1998 Home and Away Hai Recurring role; 7 episodes
2001 Jumping Ship Frakes Television film
2008 Samurai Girl Tasuke Kogo Miniseries, 6 episodes
2013 Nowhere Boys Michael 7 episodes
2015 Maximum Choppage Le Bok 5 episodes
2017 Pulse Arthur Chan 2 episodes
2016–2019 The Family Law Danny Law 18 episodes
2019 The Letdown Phil Episode: "Heavy Heart"
Reef Break Dr Griffin Episode: "Dream Lover"
The Commons Harlow 2 episodes
2020 First Day John Nguyen 2 episodes
2021 Wakefield Clive 2 episodes
The Moth Effect Politician Episode: "Old Matey"
2022 The PM's Daughter Tim Yeung Miniseries
Bali 2002 Dr Harry Miniseries
Upright Richard Hodgkinson Episode #2.1
2023 Queen of Oz Weiwei 6 episodes
One Night Mediator 1 episode
2024 The Twelve (Australian TV series) Winston Hang

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Ding Dong I'm Gay Mr Carnegie 1 episode

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Enter the Matrix Ghost

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
1992 Victorian Green Room Awards Best Male Actor in a Leading Role Sex Diary of an Infidel Won
1993 Best Supporting Actor The Temple Nominated
Sydney Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Play Sex Diary of an Infidel Nominated
2009 Victorian Green Room Awards Best Male Performer in a Play The Language of the Gods Nominated
2016 Equity Ensemble Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast – Comedy Series Maximum Choppage Nominated
2017 The Family Law Won
Edmonton Festival of Fear International Film Festival Best Actor – Short Film Emporium Nominated
2018 Maverick Movie Awards Best Ensemble Performance – Feature Thicker Than Water Nominated
Los Angeles Film Awards Honorable Mention – Supporting Actor Won
Equity Ensemble Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast – Comedy Series The Family Law Won
2019 Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Programme Won
2020 Equity Ensemble Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast – Comedy Series Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark W. Worthing The Matrix Revealed: The Theology Of The Matrix Trilogy - 2004 - - Page 148 "The Theology Of The Matrix Trilogy "Ghost: Played by Anthony Wong. "
  2. ^ Barry, Rebecca (3 May 2003). "Ghost of a chance". The New Zealand Herald.
  3. ^ Taylor, Andrew (9 January 2016). "The Family Law: Benjamin Law's 'comedy about divorce' screens on SBS". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  4. ^ Mangan, Lucy (16 June 2023). "Queen of Oz review – Catherine Tate is truly monstrous in her new BBC sitcom". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 18 October 2023.

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